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The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining Skaneateles residents with a free concert at Austin Park for several years. This year’s concert will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 7 PM.

May 20, 2010
On July 28, 2010 the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra will return to Skaneateles for the 32nd year to present the annual Sounds of Summer performance.  This concert is a tradition for many Skaneateles residents who bring picnics to enjoy while listening to the sounds of the Symphony.  Last year, over 2,500 residents enjoyed the performance in Skaneateles.

I write to request that the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce sponsor the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra’s performance in Skaneateles.

Currently, the SSO is receiving support for the performance from M&T Bank, the Town of Skaneateles and the Skaneateles Area Arts Council.  Unfortunately, the level of support, while appreciated, does not cover the cost of a performance.  Each free summer performance put on by the SSO costs approximately $20,000.  To fully fund this concert, the SSO needs to raise an additional $5,000. 

Our goal for this year is to increase community and business support for the summer performance in Skaneateles so that in the next three years, this performance will be self-sustaining. 

We are working towards meeting this goal on two fronts:  First, we are asking the community for support in an annual summer solicitation.  Second, SSO board members are reaching out to Skaneateles businesses and asking them to support the Skaneateles performance with a donation.  By joining with other Skaneateles individuals and businesses your support will directly benefit and demonstrate your strong support for the community.

Please consider a $5,000 sponsorship for the SSO’s concert in Skaneateles on July 28, 2010.  We have listed specific benefits below, however, we work with each sponsorship partner to develop a benefits program that fits their needs.  For example, some partners enjoy tickets to the Post-Standard Classics or M&T Bank Pops performances and we can happily tailor benefits for the sponsorship level you choose.
At the $5,000 sponsorship level, the following benefits can be expected:
Publicity & Recognition 
* Recognition for the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce in all print advertisements and press releases for the sponsored concert
* Stage announcement acknowledging the support of the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce at the concert
* Sign or banner at the sponsored concerts (Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce to provide)
* Opportunity to have a table display at the performance
* Logo recognition in the membership listing of the monthly program book for 12 months
* Link to your website on the newly re-designed SyracuseSymphony.org with over 100,000 clicks expected annually
Tickets
* Four (4) complimentary tickets to the annual Contributors Concert
* Personal handling of all advertising and ticketing needs by our corporate relations staff
* An invitation to the annual Baton Society reception at The Wellington House for SSO major donors and corporate sponsors

At the $2,500 sponsorship level, the following benefits can be expected:
Publicity & Recognition
* Stage announcement acknowledging the support of the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce at the concert
* Sign or banner at the sponsored concerts (Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce to provide)
* Logo recognition in the membership listing of the monthly program book for 12 months
* Link to your website on the newly re-designed SyracuseSymphony.org with over 100,000 clicks expected annually
Tickets
* Two (2) complimentary tickets to the annual Contributors Concert
* Personal handling of all advertising and ticketing needs by our corporate relations staff
* An invitation to the annual Baton Society reception at The Wellington House for SSO major donors and corporate sponsors

At the $1,000 sponsorship level, the following benefits can be expected:
Publicity & Recognition
* Stage announcement acknowledging the support of the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce at the concert
* Link to your website on the newly re-designed SyracuseSymphony.org with over 100,000 clicks expected annually
Tickets
* Two (2) complimentary tickets to the annual Contributors Concert

I will follow up with you next week regarding this proposal.  However, should you have any questions, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at (315) 424-8222 x240, or e-mail ninman@SyracuseSymphony.org.  Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Sincerely,

Nicki Inman
Vice President of Patron Relations

Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 @ 3:37 pm by Curt
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